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West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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  • Escape room was very fun. Puzzles were a little basic but overal a good experience still. Definitely worth checking out for a vet or beginner.  more »
  • Very imposing structure to tour!! Our docent was a local author who knew lots of inmates, correctional officers, and visitors. Inside "the pen" were deplorable conditions but very realistic. We were f...  more »
  • Had an excellent time doing an overnight ghost hunt in this ominous location that has such an interesting and violent past. Would highly recommend to anyone into the paranormal. Look forward to visiti...  more »
  • My friend and I came here as it's been a place on our bucket list for quite some time. The prices in the gift shop and the tours were very reasonable. We did the historic tour and our tour guide Donna was very knowledgeable about the history of the Penitentiary. It was easy to tell that she has spent some time learning about the facility. The tour lasted about 90 minutes total. Pictures were allowed in the Penitentiary, which I took lots of. Overall, I would recommend​ this place to anyone interested in WV history, paranormal, or Gothic architecture.
  • Worth every penny. The prison tour is very informative, and just an experience all in itself. The haunted house that they host here is a must visit if you're in the area for Halloween.
  • Wife and I did the Escape Room this past Friday night. We had a blast trying to escape and the staff were awesome. On Saturday, The paranormal tour guide was full of creepy information about every part of the prison. During free time to roam, we sat alone in an empty, pitch black room and heard chains hit the floor right next to us. I got up to investigate, saw no chains, or people either. Tried to mimic the sound with my keys, but couldn't do it. Super creepy! Will return for the next Escape Room.
  • Had a wonderful time. Tour guide knew what he was talking about. Made it fun for the younger kids. Would definitely go back again
  • Our tour guide Ryan was great, he went deep into the history of the Penn and told us so many wild storys. It was worth the drive just for a peak into some cool history.